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2020 U.S. Child Abuse Statistics:

  • 470,297 victims of neglect

  • 101,961 victims of physical abuse

  • 57,963 victims of sexual abuse

  • 39,652 victims of psychologically maltreated

  • The highest rate of child abuse is in children under age one. 

  • 1,750 children died due to abuse.

Source: https://americanspcc.org/child-maltreatment-statistics/

Indiana Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

1-800-800-5556

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, call the hotline. It is available 24/7. 

You can report abuse and neglect anonymously. 

Do not wait for someone else to make the call. Your call may be the critical first step in protecting a child. 

 
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Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse
and Neglect

It is critical to learn the signs and symptoms of child abuse so that if you suspect a child is being abused, you can report it immediately. 

Child Welfare Information Gateway has produced a guide on the signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect. Click below to download a copy.